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Dr. Peter, Veterinarian
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Experience:  16 years of internal medicine, surgery, and preventive care.
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my dog cries now and again when he jumps on and of the sofa

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my dog cries now and again when he jumps on and of the sofa ??
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name isXXXXX am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How long has this been going on?
2- Any limping?
3- Any pre existing medical conditions?
4- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing?
5- How much does he weigh?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

it started early on this evening not sure what he weighs no coughing no diarrhea he does limp now and again they did say he might have a slight arthrits also i dont think he has gone to toilet today .and is nose was dribbling a bit ..

1- What leg is he limping?
2- Any vomiting?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

left back leg no vomiting , he is eating ok and waggling his tail when you talk to him .

Andrea, if Rav has been limping from the left back leg and crying when jumping on & off the couch it is a sign of pain. There are many possible causes for a lameness of the hind limb. A very common injury is to the cranial cruciate ligament (ACL in humans); this ligament is difficult to palpate as it is within the knee protected by bones. Certainly, there could be other soft tissue (muscle, tendon or ligament) injury and even a problem with the hip. To determine the exact underlying cause Rav would need an orthopedic examination by family veterinarian and xrays as initial screening test. In the meantime, I would recommend the following:

1- Rest him for the next 4-6 weeks, no running or jumping. Activity should be limited to urinate and defecate on a leash.
2- Discuss with your family veterinarian about starting him on an anti inflammatory medication like rimadyl.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back. I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!

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